Programs of Valley Settlement

Valley Settlement programming centers on school readiness, elementary school achievement, and community engagement for immigrant families. Our focus is immigrant families who are not successfully settled or attached to the community in which they live. By listening to immigrants and responding to their needs along with partners (including local nonprofits, schools, libraries, faith organizations and government agencies) we work to support and empower these families.

Our goal is a community where immigrants belong and are engaged and acting towards the success of their children and themselves.

Parent and Adult Engagement

Valley Settlement addresses the challenges to education for immigrant families—lack of information, fear, childcare issues, accessibility—by offering a variety of community-based adult education and leadership opportunities, such as: wellness and cooking classes, information sessions, Spanish literacy, computer classes, English language, and support for taking courses at Colorado Mountain College including ESL, GED, Personal Care Attendant, Certified Nurse Associate, and Early Childhood Education.  Our goal is that immigrant adults belong and are engaged and acting toward their success, and the success of their children.

Early Childhood Education

Valley Settlement’s Early Childhood Education programs serve a population of young children who would otherwise have no preschool experience prior to entering kindergarten, putting them at high risk of poor school achievement. Our programs are based on the philosophy that the family is the child’s first teacher. We build trusting relationships with families and work together to support the healthy development of their children. Our goal is to increase school readiness through child-centered, bilingual programming, rich in language and social emotional development experiences.